There will be plenty of celebrations to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Here are tips to hold a party, places to visit and information regarding the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Pageant.
The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Pageant will take place on Sunday 5th June 2022, 2.30-5pm, processing along The Mall and surrounding streets in celebration of The Queen’s 70-year reign. The organising company, The Platinum Jubilee Pageant, has commissioned artists and communities from around the country and Commonwealth including military personnel, performers, key workers and volunteers from across the UK, who will come together to tell the story of The Queen’s 70-year reign and our transforming society.
A week of fun-filled activities and Jubilee events with National Trust Cymru
There are Welsh castles to explore, parks and woodlands with wildlife to spot and hours of fun in wild play areas.
Image Credit: John Millar
This May half-term, discover some of the interesting items left behind and the odds and ends found beneath the floorboards in the ‘Archaeology of Home’ exhibition. Pick up an activity sheet and follow the family trail through the house to uncover some of the interesting objects. On a sunny day, you’ll find garden games on the lawn or head to the playroom indoors for wet weather activities to keep little ones entertained.
2 to 5 June
Throughout the four-day Bank Holiday weekend, enjoy ‘Pimms on The Parterre’, which will be royally decorated for the Jubilee celebrations. Raise a glass with friends and tuck into Jubilee cakes served from the Billiard tearoom, while overlooking the Deer Park and ancient woodland dedicated to the Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) in celebration of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
From Saturday 28 May to Saturday 4 June, discover the outdoors at Dyffryn Gardens from new perspectives. Discover the top five nature activities to do at Dyffryn Gardens with ‘50 Things to do before you’re 11 ¾’. Head to the log stack to build a den, go cloud watching, discover what is in a pond, and get to know a tree.
On Thursday 2 June, 11am-12pm, join children’s book author Lucy Owen to hear her read ‘Flower Girl’ in Dyffryn’s theatre garden. The interactive reading will include book signings afterwards. The event is free, but spaces are limited on a first come first served basis, no need to book.
Create paper pollinators or decorate your own plant pot to plant seeds in to take home on Friday, 3 June, 11am-3pm.
Get buzzy in the gardens ticking off more of your ‘50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾’ activities. Collect your activity sheet from Visitor Reception before you begin your wild adventure.
Explorer and sensory backpacks are available to borrow from Visitor Reception. Young explorers will love getting closer to the natural world with useful tools to use around the gardens at Tredegar House. The sensory backpacks have been carefully developed following guidance from sensory-focussed organisations, containing sensory items, including fidget toys, ear defenders, a magnifying glass, a storybook, and soft toys.
4 and 5 June
On Saturday and Sunday from 11am–3pm, head to The Orangery to make your own Jubilee-themed crafts (Free but donations towards craft materials welcome).
Jubilee celebrations have started at the Wellbeing Centre in Barry!
The bunting is up and local older residents of Barry and the surrounding areas are in high spirits to mark the start of the Jubilee celebrations for charity, Age Connects Cardiff and the Vale. The charity’s long-standing café and Wellbeing Centre hosted a Jubilee Afternoon Tea on Monday 30th May 2022 with over 30 attendees all enjoying afternoon tea with savoury and sweet snacks, a quiz and a raffle. The event is part of the ongoing fundraising efforts of the charity to keep the centre up and running to serve and support the many older residents who attend every week.
Nicola Jones, the Wellbeing Centre Manager was thrilled with the turnout and seeing everyone coming together to celebrate the forthcoming Platinum Jubilee.
She commented “The Wellbeing Centre is proud to be part of the thriving community on Barry’s Holton Road. All year round we offer information, support, classes and a relaxing and welcoming environment for people to come together for a cuppa and to stay connected. Myself, my colleagues and our fantastic volunteers have thoroughly enjoyed putting on this event. Providing a place to ensure older people do not face isolation is at the heart of what we do all year round.”
To find out more about the Wellbeing Centre, you can call Nicola on 01446 732385 or simply pop in for a friendly welcome.
To celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, Tyrrells launches its Limited Edition Coronation Chicken crisps
Ollie Locke-Locke provides top tips to host a fabulous Jubilee Party:
- Get an old wheelbarrow and fill it with ice for the perfect drink’s cooler The Jubilee is the perfect occasion to take traditional items and give them a new, fabulous purpose. You can never have too much ice and wheelbarrows are the perfect place to store all of it!
- Order copious amounts of candles – if you’re partying until the early hours! We love a long summer evening but why should the party stop once the sun goes down? Fabulous lighting is essential for when it gets dark, and it makes any occasion super magical!
- Always have a game or activity prepared How about a jolly game of cricket, croquet or badminton perhaps?
- One crisp at a time Although it is difficult to resist the temptation to eat 5+ crisps in one fell swoop, do practice self-control. Take a moment to indulge in the curl and crunch and savour that taste. Pretend you are the Queen herself, pinkie out and relish in the taste of the good life.
- Presentation is everything British cuisine is not always extravagant. Purchase Union Jack themed plates, bunting and tablecloths, then arrange your items in a beautiful spread that sings the National Anthem without saying a word.
- Invite the neighbours, they won’t complain if it goes on till dark….It always pays to be courteous to your neighbours, but particularly so when throwing a party. This is a street party after all so ensure that you invite them all to join and share the love.
- Have a surprise musical act… Live bands always get the party in the swing of things and encourage lots of dancing and having fun. It’s a great way to celebrate the Queen’s reign. If that’s not an option a karaoke machine will do.
- Hire waiters, it will make the whole day easier Or better yet, assign roles to the youngsters and have them help to serve and cater for guests, whilst you get to sit back and relax with a glass of something bubbly!